6 O'Carolan Tunes Arr. Catriona McKay


Hiya folks! Here are 6 of my favourites! I've tried to give a description of the technical requirements, please let me know if you need any more information.  I suggest you choose the ones you enjoy and play them as a set!

Squire Parsons
 

Description of technical requirements - 

intermediate/advanced

LH - maximum stretch of octave interval

LH étouffés position 

lever changes

LH RH independent lines



Planxty Irwin

Description of technical requirements - 

intermediate but slow tempo version with large LH intervals

LH - maximum stretch of 9th interval

LH repeated pattern

RH simple melody some decorations which help placings and add style

no lever changes



Maurice O’Connor

Description of technical requirements -

advanced

LH - maximum stretch of 10th

Fast and intricate

LH RH independent lines

no lever changes

Uses wide range of harp

LH étouffés position



Miss Murphy

Description of technical requirements - 

elementary/intermediate

LH - maximum stretch of octave interval

LH harmonics

can also be played at slower tempo



O’Carolan’s Draught

Description of technical requirements -

intermediate/advanced

LH - maximum stretch of 10th

LH RH independent lines

lever changes

Fast and intricate

can also be played at slower tempo



Sir Arthur Shaen

Description of technical requirements -

advanced

expressive and subtle phrases

LH harmonics including bass note plus harmonic above at same time using LH

LH p.d.l.t

Wide dynamic range
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